New Stuff This Week


Lots of Planets Have a North $15.00 – Meditations on the north of England. Fantastic!


Tributaries #5 by JC $2.00

Collide #2 A Zine on Physical and Mental Illness Passing $2.50 & Collide #3 Family on Physical and Mental Illness $3.00

Consumable Waste #1 $2.50

Merge Visible #1 by Jesse Greene $5.00

Pacific Tourist Redux by Chad Rutter & Emoly Roehl (Mystery Spot Books) $15.00

Drawings Of Background Objects Seen In TV Shows (Mystery Spot Books) $8.00

Comics & Minis

weirdomanningcover_lgWeirdo by Brett Manning $5.00 – Not your pappy’s Weirdo! More of Chicago-local Brett Manning pizza-cat candy-heart pastels. Fashion hex for the ill millenial.

Lullaby Of a Dreamer by Mike Otero $3.00

Blammo #8.5 by Noah Van Sciver $6.00

Kilgore Quarterly #5 $3.00 – Anthologyincluding work from JT Yost, John Kuebler, Mister V, Sam Spina, Katrin Davis, Noah Van Sciver, Anders Nilsen, Alex Nall, and William VanDenBerg.

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks

I Hope This Finds You Well: The Collected Handwritten Interviews 2003-2014 $12.00

Spinadoodles vol 5 Know Me Now the Fifth Collection by Sam Spina (Tinto) $10.00

Complete Collection of Tragedy Series by Benjamin Dewey $17.99

Glorkian Warrior Eats Adventure Pie by James Kolchalka (First Second) $12.99

Prophet TPB 4 Joining by Brandon Graham and friends $17.99

Art & Design Books
The Art of Lee Brown Coye’s Final and Darkest Era, ed. by Mike Hunchback and Caleb Braaten (Feral House) $39.95 –  No other artist working in mid-century pulp fiction created work as twisted as Lee Brown Coye. His eerie cover art and illustrations graced many Arkham House books, most notably those by H.P. Lovecraft. By the 1970s, after surviving a life-threatening illness, Coye would outdo himself, creating lurid illustrations exclusive to rare privately published books and fanzines. With nearly one hundred gloriously rendered Coye-penned images, Pulp Macabre showcases Coye’s final and darkest era, containing some of the most passionately ghoulish artwork ever made.

Mystery Spot 2 by Lex Thompson & friends $20.00

It Is What It Is: Tattooing the Brooklyn Way. Just rolled in. A beauty! #QuimbysBookstore

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It Is What It Is: Tattooing the Brooklyn Way by Peter Caruso (Schiffer) $34.99


I Will Love You For the Rest Of My Life: Breakup Stories by Michael Czyzniekewski (Curbside Splendor) $14.95

Apocalypse Baby by Virginie Despentes (Curbside Splendor) $17.95 mydocuments My Documents by Alejandro Zambra (McSweeneys) $15.00 – Eleven stories of liars and ghosts, armed bandits and young lovers.

Mermaids Child by Jo baker $15.95

Changers Book Two: Oryon by T Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper (Akashic/Black Sheep) $11.95

Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements by Walidah Imarisha, adrienne maree brown and Sheree Renee Thomas (AK) $18.00

Outer Limits

Presidents and UFOs: A Secret History from FDR to Obama by Larry Holcombe $27.99

Music Books

Born To Drum: The Truth About the Worlds Greatest Drummers From John Bonham and Keith Moon to Sheila E and Dave Grohl by Tony Barrell $25.99

Politics & Revolution

On Palestine by Noam Chomsky & Ilan Pappe (Haymarket) $11.95

Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington $14.99 – Arianna Huffington likens our drive for money and power to two legs of a three-legged stool. They may hold us up temporarily, but sooner or later we’re going to topple over. We need a third leg — a third metric for defining success — to truly thrive. That third metric, she writes in Thrive, includes our well-being, our ability to draw on our intuition and inner wisdom, our sense of wonder, and our capacity for compassion and giving.

Kids Books

Her Idea by Rilla (Flying Eye) $19.95 Beastly Verse by Joohee Yoon (Enchanted Lion) $18.95


Bust Apr May 15 vol 92 $5.99

Dazed and Confused vol 4 Spr 15 $10.99

Tape Op #106 Mar Apr 15 $4.95

Harpers Magazine Apr 15 $6.99

Shots #127 Spr 15 Dreams $7.25

Make vol 44 $9.99- Now with more drone racing.

Two Magazine #1 $6.00

Monocle vol 9 #81 15 $12.00

Four Two Nine #4 $12.99

Lit Journals & Chap Books

The First Line vol 17 #1 $4.00

Oyez Review #42 Spr 15 $6.50

On the River Down Where They Found Willy Brown by Theodore Wheeler $3.00

Plus: More Field Notes products!

Field Notes back in stock!

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New Stuff This Week

Zinester trading cards! $7.

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Zinester Trading Cards by Bunny Ears Distro $3.00 – You get 9 full color cards printed on glossy cardstock paper (randomly selected from the series of 32), plus one sticker of another card. Each card measures 2.75″ X 4.25″. Front of the card shows the person or place, back of the card tells stats and contact information. Folks like Cristy C. Road, Alex Wrekk, Billy Da Bunny, Anne Elizabeth Moore, Bradley Adita, Adam Gnade and more! Collect them all!


Pizza Libs #1 by Dave Roche and the CHIPRC $1.00 – Made for a Chicago Zine Fest fundraiser at our local Dimo’s by Dave “On Subbing” Roche, brought ot you by CHIPRC, the Chicago Publishing Resource Center. Get a PIZZA this!

Destroy Your Body: A Stick N Poke Guide by David Beltran $10.00

Brooklyn To Mars #8 $7.99

Incandescent: A Color Film Zine, issues #6 & #7 by Marissa Csanyi and Helen Jones $14.00 each

Life Made Easier #2 Fed Up by Mikie Poland $5.00

Full Frontal: A Coloring Book For Pervs by Jane Lily $4.00

Body Building Mar 15 $1.00

One Euro Coin: What Is It Worth – A Memoir by Maddie Wells $5.00

Desire vol 1 #2 by the Marxist Book Club $2.00

Comics & Minis

Teaching Robots How to Recognize Their Own Bodies vol 1 by M. Flaherty and T Massa $3.00

Screamin Mad Squatchies by Hannah Rutigliano $4.00

Floormallow #1 by Vanessa Treacle $3.00

Masculine Feminine by Tim Peters $4.00

Circuity by Quintin Caldwell $2.00

Mindfulness Comics by Jondrawdoer $5.00

Comic Stripper, issues #0 and #1 by Megan Rose Gedris $3.00 each – The comic diary of florence of alabia. Sex, drugs and rock’n’roll.

Tuki #3 Enter Kwarell Save the Humans by Jeff Smith $3.99

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks

Museum of Mistakes: The Fart Party Collection by Julia Wertz (Atomic) $24.00

New Julia Wertz book Museum of Mistakes now in stock.

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Zenith Phase Two by Grant Morrison & Steve Yeowell $25.00

Just So Happens by Fumio Obata $17.95

Humans vol 1 Humans for Life by Tom Neely and Keenan Marshall Keller $9.99

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson $12.99

Final Incal by Moebius and Jodorowsky (Humanoids) $34.95

Comics Crit

Peter Bagge: Conversations (UP of Miss) by Kent Worcester $40.00

Art & Deisgn Books

F Scott Hess $34.95


Delicious Foods by James Hannaham $26.00


AsapSCIENCE: Answers to the World’s Weirdest Questions, Most Persistent Rumors, and Unexplained Phenomena by Mitchell Moffit & Greg Brown $23.99


Memoirs Of a Ninety Year Old Hippie by Lillian Darr $10.95

Politics & Revolution

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin (Candlewick) $12.99


Bitch #66 $5.95 – Cyber Crime Law and Order Issue

Juxtapoz #171 Apr 15 $6.99

The Baffler #27 $12.00

Drift vol 1 $24.00 – A new coffee culture mag. This issue: New York!

Cabinet #55 Fall 14 Love $12.00

Skeptical Inquirer vol 39 #2 Mar Apr 15 $4.95

Gothic Beauty #46  $7.99

Flaunt #140 The Location Issue  $15.95

Laphams Quarterly vol 8 #2 Spr 15 $17.00

Nostalgia Digest Spr 15 Jack benny $4.50

High Times May 15 $5.99

Dark Side #164 $11.99 – Girls of our Screams!

Fader #96 Feb Mar 15 $5.99

Decibel #126 Apr 15  $5.99

Mojo #256 Mar 15 $10.50

Ghetto Blaster # 40  $4.50

Lit Mags & Journals

Catamaran Literary Reader vol 2 #4 Fall 14 $10.00

Public Space #22 Win 15 $12.00

Other Stuff

Flash Tattoo Tech Decals $9.95 – Tweet tweet! Add some humor to your gizmo. WI-FI OR DIE!

tattootechdecalsBack in stock!

Girl In a Band by Kim Gordon $27.99

A Night of Cartoonists: Keiler Roberts, Gina Wynbrandt, and Special guest Nicole J. Georges 3/26

7:00 pm

Nicole J Georges 2015Nicole Georges will reading from her book, Calling Dr. Laura and discuss the process of making it, and will talk about her senior citizen zine project, Tell It Like It Tiz.

Keiler Roberts (Powdered Milk) and Gina Wynbrandt (Big Pussy) will read from their comics.


Info about Keiler Roberts here and Gina Wynbrandt here.

Nicole J. Georges is a writer and illustrator from Portland, Oregon. Her Lambda Award winning graphic memoir, Calling Dr. Laura, was called “engrossing, lovable, smart and ultimately poignant” by Rachel Maddow, and “disarming and haunting, hip and sweet, all at one” by Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home. She has been publishing her own zines and comics for almost twenty years; and has toured the country extensively, including two appearances on Michelle Tea’s Sister Spit tour. Nicole’s diary comic zine, Invincible Summer, has been collected into two anthology books. Nicole was the 2013 Fellow at the Center for Cartoon Studies, where she was also on faculty. She won the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Arts Education in 2012, and currently teaches at California College for the Art’s MFA in Comics Program.
In her spare time, Nicole writes an advice column for Bitch Magazine, publishes a yearly animal calendar, and volunteers with senior citizens at Portland’s Marie Smith Center (she publishes a zine about these seniors, called Tell It Like It Tiz). She is currently at work on a graphic memoir called Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home. It will be out with Mariner books in 2017.? More info:


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New Stuff This Week

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Do Plants Feel by Cortney Cassidy $6.00 – Non-linear story about plants told through an archive of photographs. /  Cars with Stuff on Top by Paul Windle $10.00

Zines & Zine-Related

Straight To Hell #68 $8.00 – Now in it’s 5th decade of publication, this issue of Straight to Hell  (aka The Manhattan Review of Unnatural Acts) features true sex histories/research from STH readers as well as raunchy photos/artwork from contributors. We know what you’re doing tonight!

After vol 1 #1 Van Dyck by MES $5.00

Justice Under God #1 Mar 15 by Justice Undergood $2.00

Serio #2 Social Justice Zine Based In Chicago by Luz Magdaleno and Alvaro Zavala $3.00

Comics & Minis

Escape Plan by Willard Herman $1.00

True Adventures of Jep Comix #4 $2.00

Acknowledgements #4 Mary Shelley by Robert Kelsey $3.50

Graphic Novels & Trade Paperbacks

Y The Last Man Book Two by Brian K. Vaughan and friends $19.99

Bone Out from Boneville – Tribute Edition by Jeff Smith $14.99

Other Side of the Wall by Simon Schwartz $9.99

Adventure Time vol 6 by Pendleton Ward and Ryan North $14.99

Art & Design

Banksy in New York $29.95

Camper and RV Humor: The Illustrated Story of Camping Comedy $24.99


Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link $15.00

Librarian by Mikhail Elizarov $18.95

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Was Trapped in an IKEA Wardrobe by Romain Puertolas $22.95

Satin Island by Tom McCarthy $24.00

The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins by Irvine Welsh $26.00

Five Hundred Sirens by Jay Shearer $15.00

Know Your Beholder by Adam Rapp $26.00

The Sellout by Paul Beatty $26.00

Act of God by Jill Ciment $24.00

Outer Limits

Encounter in Rendlesham Forest: The Inside Story of the World’s Best-Documented UFO Incident by Nick Pope & friends $16.99

Music Books

Beats to the Rhyme: A Collection of Instrumental Hip-Hop Records for the Beat Connoisseur by Albert D. Patterson $24.95


The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age by Myra MacPherson $16.00

Paddle Against the Flow: Lessons on Life from Doers, Creators, and Cultural Rebels by HUCK Magazine and Douglas Coupland $14.95

I’m Very into You: Correspondence 1995-1996 by Kathy Acker and McKenzie Wark (Semiotext[e]) $13.95

Food Books

FUDS: A Complete Encyclofoodia from Tickling Shrimp to Not Dying in a Restaurant by Kelly Hudson, Mizretti Brothers and friends $20.00


Kinfolk vol 15 Entrepreneurs Issue $18.00

Bizarre #224 Feb 15 $10.50

Wire #372 Feb 15 Mica Levi $9.99

Lit Journals

After Hours #30 Win 15 Journal of Chicago Writing and Art Afterhours $10.00

Kids Stuff

In by Nikki McClure $16.95

Plus, out on March 10th!:

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson $28.00 – New book from the author of The Devil in the White City.

Songs Only You Know: A Memoir by Sean Madigan Hoen $16.00

Sex Workers Unite: A History of the Movement from Stonewall to Slutwalk by Melinda Chateauvert $20.00

I Am Sorry to Think I Have Raised a Timid Son by Kent Russell $24.95

Kristy Bowen reads from Major Characters in Minor Films 4/3

7:00 pm

“Get ready: Kristy Bowen’s major characters in minor films casts our favorite muse du jour in a ‘white-hot, white dress.’ Through poems that are lyrical, irreverent, and a little bit naughty, we discover the swanky, labyrinthine interior of her straight-to-DVD universe: remember, she tells us in ‘movie of the week,’ ‘Everybody loves a victim, especially the blonde, pretty kind.’ Through scathing missives to James Franco and sensual harangues directed at the moon, our wine-stained diva tempts us through vivacious non sequiturs to the ‘poem within a movie within a girl-shaped world’ in all of us.” -Sara Henning, author of A Sweeter Water

“I want to be best friends with the ‘I’ of this book. She’s hilarious. She’s heartbreaking. She’s more than a little bit dangerous. Whether she’s writing about crying on the bus or hiding a knife under the sink, she deals out her words like a card shark—fast, sure, sly. What’s not to love about such a deft performance of wit, skill, and heart?” -Sara Biggs Chaney, author of Ann Coulter’s Letter to the Young Poets

“In Kristy Bowen’s major characters in minor films, language moves like a camera, cutting from image to image, leaving impressions that form intriguing fragmented narratives of love, intrigue, mystery and damage. Populated with both the familiar and the strange, with rabbits and birds as well as whiskey and fire, the journey through the scenes these poems create is a wild and rich ride.” -Donna Vorreyer, author of A House of Many Windows

A writer and visual artist, Kristy Bowen is the author of several book, chapbook, and zine projects including the shared properties of water and stars (Noctary Press, 2013) and girl show (Black Lawrence Press, 2014).  Her work has appeared most recently in Birdfeast, Diode, and Eratio.  She  lives in Chicago, where she runs dancing girl press & studio. For  more  info:

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Fri, April 3rd, 7pm, Free Event